Naga News

DIPR Naga News (8.10.2021)


Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu during his visit to Nagaland virtually inaugurated the Directorate of IT&C building, Government High School buildings at Chumukedima, Diphupar, Zuheshe & Mopungchuket and Minister’s Residential Complex, Kohima, from Rhododendron Hall, Chumukedima, Dimapur on 7th October 2021.

Addressing the inaugural programme, Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu said that peace is an essential pre-requisite for progress and prosperity stating that with tension, one cannot pay attention to peace. Calling upon all people who have taken to violence to come forward to normal life, he said that they cannot achieve anything by violence.

He also said that the Union Government is committed to the safety, security and sovereignty of India where the state of Nagaland and all northeastern states are part of the Country. Issues of border, local identity and all other issues can be discussed and resolved, he said. Complementing the Chief Minister and his colleagues for their initiative to resolve the Naga Political issue, he expressed satisfaction at the progress of the peace process and was hopeful for a positive outcome. People want not only development, welfare, wealth but also peace and happiness. He said that Team India led by Prime Minister, and Chief Minister in the State and local bodies led by village councils must all work together in unison then only the development can be accelerated.

Mentioning Nagaland, which is known for its richness of handicrafts with hard-working people, he said that there is huge potential yet to be tapped in different sectors and further added that if infrastructure development can be fast tracked on priority basis, the state will be benefited in the coming years.

Speaking on good governance, he talked about the importance of reaching out to people without delay, diversion, dilution of various schemes and programmes with transparency and accountability and further added that government should make all information easily available and accessible to the people.

Governor of Assam and Nagaland, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, who also addressed the gathering said that Nagaland has a young population with 30% its population in the 15-30 age groupr and 25% under 14 years of age has immense human resources and in order to compete with others quality education is fundamental. He said that the Government of India’s flagship programmes in the school education department such as Samagra Shiksha scheme, mid-day meal scheme and Right to Education act require upscaling for bringing a positive transformation. Governor was hopeful that with the new school buildings the teachers will ensure commitment to empower positive oriented education to the students in their respective areas.

Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio who also addressed the gathering thanked the Vice President for the visit. He said that with the inauguration of IT&C Directorate building which houses the software technology park of India, which he hoped will make a powerhouse to few technology innovation and make a preferred distination for the Information Technology not only for the North East but also the South East Asia.

            The inaugural programme was chaired by Chief Secretary, Nagaland, J. Alam IAS, who also gave the opening and concluding remarks.

(Watimenla IA Dimapur) 


A cultural program in honour of the Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu was held at Naithu Resort, Dimapur on 7th October 2021.

During the function, colourful cultural dances including Ho-Yia-La performed by Lotha community, Nuknarar Tsungsang by Ao community, Sumi Totini Kighilhe by Sumi community, Ajiyouk Khe Kun by Yimkhiung community, Maku He Ngichi by Sangtam community and Monyu Mo Ku Thongpu Asho by Phom community were presented.

Introductory and welcome speech during the program was delivered by Advisor, New & Renewable Energy and Science & Technology, Mmhonlumo Kikon while Director NEZCC Gouri Basu, proposed the vote of thanks.

(Watimenla, IA Dimapur)


After a night’s halt at Dimapur, Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu departed Nagaland from Dimapur Airport on 8th October morning around 8:00 AM.

Several dignitaries led by Governor of Nagaland, Professor Jagdish Mukhi, legislators including Metsubo, Tovihoto, Medo Yhokha, Kashiho Sangtam and Government officials led by Chief Secretary, Jane Alam, Home Commissioner, Abhijit Sinha, DGP Nagaland, John Longkumer, DC Dimapur Rajesh Soundararajan IAS, Commissioner Police Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo, IPS and State protocol officer were present at the Airport for seeing off the Vice President.

(DPRO Dimapur)


In view of the Bye-elections for the 58- Shamator-Chessore Assembly Constituency, the General Observer and the Expenditure Observer have reached Tuensang on 07th October 2021. The General Observer also visited the 58- Shamator-Chessore Assembly Constituency to assess the preparation and was present during the filing of nomination of the candidates on the 07th October 2021.

Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, Tuensang briefed the Observers about the preparations for the conduct of elections in the constituency and handed over the District Election Management Plan in the DC Office chamber, Tuensang. The General Observer and the Expenditure Observer with respect to the Bye-elections are presently residing in the Room No.1 and Room No.2 of the Circuit House, Tuensang respectively. Any feedback/suggestions/complaints with respect to the conduct of the Bye-elections can be communicated to the respective observers during normal working hours. The details pertaining to the Observers are provided below for the information of the general public.

  1. General Observer:

Shri Nagarajan M, IAS

Address: Room no.1, Circuit House, Tuensang

Mobile: 09978401936

Landline: 03861-220244

  1. Expenditure Observer:

Shri R.A. Dhyani, IRS

Address: Room no. 2, Circuit House, Tuensang

Mobile: 09969236580

Landline: 03861-220172

(Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)


Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland held a meeting through video conference with all the District Election Officers on 8th October, 2021 to discuss issues and review the progress of pre-revision activities in connection with Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls w.r.t 01/01/2022 as the qualifying date.

The meeting was attended by the Chief Electoral Officer and officers from CEO’s office and the District Election Officers in the districts. The Deputy Commissioners are the designated District Election Officers.

CEO, Nagaland, V. Shashank Shekhar, appreciated the efforts of the District Election Officers while discharging their official duties. He reminded the officials that the Election Commission is monitoring the progress of various pre-revision and revision activities and exhorted all to complete assigned works within prescribed timelines.

The status of various pre-revision activities such as the status of Garuda App, forms for new voter registration, correction, deletion and transposition, Demographically Similar Entries (DSEs) and Logical Errors were reviewed and taken up with each district. The district officials have also shared issues pertaining to their district.

Issues relating to having an accurate Electoral Roll and Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) were also deliberated. It was discussed that further meetings will be held on these issues and on improving the electoral system in general.



Zunheboto District Planning and Development Board held its monthly meeting on 8th October 2021 at DC’s conference hall under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner and vice chairman DPDB, Peter Lichamo.

During the meeting, the DC reiterated the submission of departmental activity report to every department before the next board sitting. The board approved and forwarded a proposal received for registration of Sumi Baptist Church Zunheboto. The members discussed and recommended the change of nomenclature of Apukito Government High School to Khehoto Memorial Government High School, under Atoizu, Zunheboto district and upgradation of health sub-centre at Lumami to Primary Health Centre.

The Deputy Commissioner also reminded the concerned departments for the submission of 5 years plan under Aspirational Block, before 16th October 2021.

Lichamo on behalf of the entire board members bid adieu to the outgoing District Statistical Officer (DSO) Lhokiye Sema and thanked him for his valuable contributions rendered towards the society and the district.

(DPRO & IA Zunheboto)


Organised by the Indian Red Cross Society, Wokha Branch, a one-day medical camp was conducted at Chukitong town covering nearby villages on 8th October 2021.

ADC, Wokha Lankonsen Tsanglao, addressing during the function said that everyone needs to follow the salutation as per the scenario. He sought for the contribution and support of the public so that the can go forward. Chief Medical Officer, Wokha C.W. Tungoe, while speaking during the camp urged the people to avail the opportunity when such free services are for their benefit.

Orenthung Humtsoe, who is also the Chairman of the Chukitong Range Public Organisation thanked the IRCS for organising the medical camp and wished them to continue to serve for the cause of the humanity.

During the event, free medical treatment and free medicine were distributed.

(Zubenthung, IA Wokha)


Deputy Commissioner Noklak, Hiazu Meru in a meeting circular informed to all concerned members of District Planning and Development Board, Noklak that the DPDB meeting for the month of October 2021 shall be held on 12th October 2021 at DC’s Conference Hall, Noklak at 11:00 AM.

All concerned members have been asked to attend the meeting without fail.

(K.K.Chim, IA Noklak)


Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Mokokchung, Dr. Sentitula, IFS flagged off a Motor Awareness Campaign from Imlong place police point, Mokokchung town on 8th October 2021.

Highlights of the campaign included meeting with village council/JFMCs/BMCs in all forest ranges/beats, public announcement on arrival of Amur Falcon, importance of wildlife conservation, section in WLPA (1972) Relating to Prohibition of hunting penalties convention on the conservation of Migratory species of wild animals and Distribution of Book mart, pamphlets, appeals on forest & wildlife.

The campaign enroute will cover the entire district sub-divisions and places like Mokokchung to Changtongya-Tuli-Mangkolemba via Longchem-Changki-Mangmetong-Longkhum-Ungma and culminate at Mokokchung town.

The campaign was organized By Mokokchung Forest Division celebrating Wildlife week 2021.

                                                                                    (DPRO Mokokchung)


Principal Director, Treasuries & Accounts in an order informed that Vitsulie Motonyu, Joint Director under the Directorate of Treasuries & Accounts-Nagaland, Kohima has been nominated as Nodal Officer for attending all the Departments Audit matters.



To effectively implement the Registration of Births and Deaths Act 1969 and subsequent Nagaland Registration of Births & Deaths (Amendment) Rules 1999, the Directorate of Economic & Statistics has informed that the following measures have being re-reiterated to be adhered by the Registrar of Births and Deaths in the State.

  1. Every Registrar shall, without fee or reward, enter in the register maintained for the purpose all information given to him under section 8 or 9 and shall also take steps to inform himself carefully of every birth and of every death which takes place in his jurisdiction and to ascertain and register the particulars required to be registered.
  2. Every Registrar shall have an office in the local area for which he/she is appointed.
  3. Every Registrar shall attend his office for the purpose of registering births and deaths on such days and at such hours as the Chief Registrar may direct and shall cause to be placed in some conspicuous place on or near the outer door of the office of the Registrar a board bearing, in the local language, his/her name with the addition of Registrar of births and deaths for the local area for which he/ she is appointed, and the days and hours of his attendance.
  4. Suo Moto registration of events section 7(2). This would mean that registrar should take cognizance of birth and death events that have occurred in the area under her/his jurisdiction but not been reported for registration.
  5. To maintain custody of records (Register of births, deaths and still births) and ensure accuracy and correctness of particulars recorded therein (section 16, 19).
  6. To submit monthly reports to the District Registrar of Births and Deaths & District Economics & Statistics Officers, Section 19(1) on or before the 5 of the following month to maintain a centralized database of civil registration records vide Supreme Court judgment dated November 2016 passed against a civil writ petition (WP) No. 349/2006.
  7. Every Registrar are shall ensure that all the forms No.1,2,3,4 &4A, 5, 6, 10,11,12 & 13 are available in their office in sufficient number to provide an easy accessibility of Births and Deaths Certificates.
  8. The Registrar can issue Births & Deaths certificate without charging any fee if it is reported within 21 days. However, for delayed registration the following penalty will be prescribed

(a)    In Sector 13(1) if it is reported after 21 days but within 30 days, the registrar can issue after clarifying the documents on payment of late fee.

(b)   In Section 13(2) if it is reported after 30 days but within one (1) year, shall be registered on production of an affidavit made before a notary public and on payment of late fee will be charge.

(c)    In Section 13(3) if it is reported after one (1) year of its occurrence, shall be registered only on an order of a First (1st) class magistrate and on payment of late fee.

Any Registrar both in Urban & Rural areas issuing the certificate in contravened of the above rule shall be penalized as per the Act.

  1. Irresponsibility and negligence of duties by the Registrar shall be viewed as seriously and their appointment as the registrar of the registering unit will be terminated anytime by the chief Registrar or any officer specified by him/her.
  2. All Registrars will coordinate with the concerned District Registrar of Births and Deaths & District Economics & Statistics Officers of their respective district in matters relating to this Act.

All Registrars have been directed to fulfil their assigned responsibilities each month so as to ensure smooth and timely registration of Births and Deaths.



Project Director, Nagaland Health Project, Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Neikhrielie Khimiao has informed that reference to E-Tender ref. no. 2021_DHFW_396_1 and bid ref no. NHP/PP/2021/A/006 published/uploaded in 14th September 2021 for Infrastructural Development of CHC, PHC and SC of Kohima District.

The last date for submission has been extended up to 16th October 2021 11:30 AM and opening of the same on 16th October 2021 12:00 PM.